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on page 16 the total budget for both emergency projects is $31,392,106 with a contingency of $1,607,000 resulting in a budget of $30 million. according to staff a total contingency of $106,000 is sufficient. we recommend you amend the proposed resolution to revise the preamble to public works states not to exceed $30 million instead of 35 million and the public works amounts are not to exceed 33 million and to correctly state the repairs to the valley water facilities are to total
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$9,106,000 and not 13 million. given that the board of supervisors previously approved the emergency contracts we recommend that you delete the clause, quote, further resolve that within 30 days of related contracts being fully executed by all parties the public utilities commission shall provide final contracts to the board of supervisors for inclusion in the official file and we recommend you approve the resolution as amended. >> thank you so much, mr. rose. any questions? let me ask mr. richie, what's your response to the recommendations of the budget analyst? >> we are in agreement with the wording change on the dollar amount, we don't agree with the budget analyst just because of the nature of these projects. certainly i would expect that if the work just cost more than 33 million dollars we will be back here asking for additional authority at that time. >> thank you. now let's open up for public comment, is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public
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comment is closed. colleagues, is there a motion? >> i will move to support the budget analyst's recommendations and amendments and the underlying regulation. >> it's seconded by chair farrell. colleagues, can we do this without objection? thank you. >> mr. chair, i would like to request that the department provide the clerk's office with the amended legislation no later than tomorrow at 9:00 am. thank you. >> now we've already called item 21 and is emalina from oewd here? so i don't see that she is here. miss wong, please call item 22, the next item. >> item 22, resolution retroactively authorizing the office of economic work force develop. to accept and expend a grant in the amount of 60,000 from the humboldt state university sponsored program foundation for the period of october 1, 2014 through september 30, 2015.
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>> thank you and we have the director, mr. joaquin torrez >> before you is a resolution authorizing our office to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of 60,000 from the humboldt state university sponsored foundation for the go biz capital infusion program for the period october 21st, 2014 to september 30, 2015. earlier we won a to host the spdec and local municipality match such as cdbg funds. this past september we responded to an rfp from the governor's office of business and economic development, known
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as go biz, this grant will be used to fund expert technical assistance consultants with a combined 46 years experience in commercial lending, credit management, loan brokering, microloan expertise and 504sba lending to perform the
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following services, business koupbsing, in the areas of capital access, credit worthiness, loan prepation and equity infusion. as a result of this grant an additional 923 consulting hours will be provided to 55 clients for capital infusion services. the cost of that counseling is about $65 per hour so we're looking at 15 hours per client. >> what a great name, go biz. >> absolutely. >> let's open this up to public comment. can we move this forward without objection? thank you. >> thank you. >> miss wong, we called item 21 and i believe emaline from oewd is here. >> good afternoon, in front of you today is a request to approve -- accept and expend for $980,000 from the novo work force board. we have a partnership of 3 investment boards, the novo work force board, the san mateo work force board and will serve about 200 san francisco residents who are long-term unemployed with a focus of getting them jobs in the technology sector. i'm happy to answer any questions you may have. >> i see no questions. thank you so much. let's open this up for public comment. anyone like to speak from the public? public comment is closed. can we move this forward without objection? >> so move ?ood ?oo miss wong,
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please call the next item. >> item 23, hearing to consider the review and approval of the board of supervisors annual budget guidelines. >> i'm the clerk of the board and don durand, the assessment appeals board as well. i am here today to just discuss the guidelines that the committee will provide me in my preparation and i put together the draft proposal of the board according to section 6.8 and 6.9 of the board rules. we will have a guideline hearing then i will provide a draft then the proposed submission to the mayor and the controller in february. before we begin i'd like to take the opportunity to
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publicly thank my staff for the work that goes behind the scenes. there's the seen and the unseen, it's when we are unseen it means we are doing a good job, when we're not in the paper. so thank you to my staff for their self-directed work. the first slide, if we have it up, will show the allocation of a 13.35 million budget for the kurpbltd year. it's a relatively small budget. it largely supports the department's work. it's 10.1 million in employee salaries and fringe, which is about 75 percent of the total budget. the next largest category is the non-personnel costs of nearly 2.9 million. these funds are primarily for the contract for budget and analyst services and to pay a portion of the costs associated with the development of the
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comprehensive annual financial report and the membership dues associated with the city's participation in various municipal advocacy organizations. the remaining amount has been budgeted for materials and supplies, our interdepartmental agreements and one time capital equipment and the backlog reduction project. the next slide shows the current year funding and how it is allocated amongst the various divisions in the department. you see from the pie chart that the board is the largest cost center with the department followed by the office of the clerk of the board, the contract for budget and legislative analyst services, the assessment appeals board, the xhuegt commission and lastly the sunshine task force. the budget has been fairly stable during my term here. the board has made reductions in the past as part of a city-wide effort to balance the budget. in general the budget
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is small but fairly stable. there are two ajustments in non-personnel adjustments i am recommending. these include 2,850 for education aids. there is a development fund from local 21 and this would help augment this investment. >> thank you, this is so great, i think. >> thank you, supervisor mar. the second, the board has increasingly used technology to support and enhance the core of the department's work. it allows us to have organizational efficiency and staff productivity. our intent is to connect people to government and facilitate their unfettered access to the data. supervisor farrell has
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introduced legislation recently. after polling your offices to determine what your specific needs are, part of a larger effort to do modernization and upgrading of our standard technology and operating equipment, one of the requests that we can fill immediately which will also reduce our carbon footprint be is to replace the multiple aging printers and fax machines and that is my second recommended adjustment of approximately 20,000 which would allow us to lease machines that would take the place of multiple copiers, printers, scaners and fax machines in your offices. from our initial review we see two other policy questions for the budget year. the first is a formal request for general appropriation to lafco by the director. lafco has not requested a general fund
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appropriation since 2011 and has instead used prior year carry over to support its operations. we are requesting approximately $148,000, which is half of their 3 47,000 maximum funding entitlement. lafco's executive director jason freed indicated he would be here to answer any questions if you had any on that subject. the second is an item from the legislative analyst for a cola increase to their 15-16 contract. the budget and legislative analyst submitted a new request for a 3.25 percent cola to their 15-16 contract effective october 1st, 2015. this cola would result in a approximately $50,000 increase to their 2,060,000 contract in 15-16, which would subsequently
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be annualized to 66,950. i foresee staffing increases which will require reductions in both our attrition and saving targets. and on the final slide, supervisors, we have listed these 4 specific budget and policy questions that we'd like the committee to act on in order to inform our development of the draft proposed budget. i'm interested in hearing what the committee wants to see in the department for next year. i would like to see modest training for professional development dollars for the aides and would also like to see our commitment to technology. we will appreciate guidance from the committee as well as on-going conversations in your offices over the next several weeks before i return
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in january. that concludes my presentation. >> thank you, madam clerk. so to be clear, you are asking for some guidance on these questions right now from committee members? >> that would be appropriate and i am also going to be meeting with individual supervisors in your offices over the next several weeks and will seek further guidance at that time. >> thank you. supervisor avalos. >> so all together if we were to approve all those different options it would be, what, $227,000? is that correct? >> i was going to say million, that's way too much. >> way too much. doing the calculations right now. $228,000. >> 228,000. is it possible -- if we were to, say, okay it for that we would have to request that much more money from the general fund? is that how it would work. >> that's correct.
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>> i'd like to think that we don't have to approve our budget, send it forward until february, so i'd like to keep these options open. i think they are really good recommendations. i know the lafco issue is one that has been, i didn't see the way we were doing our budgeting for lafco was going to be sustainable in the long run so coming back to receive general fund support for lafco is still important so i'd like to see if we can keep that moving as well. i know it's the largest, most expensive part we have. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. >> supervisor mar. >> i appreciate the thoroughness of the report. it gives us an understanding of all the different pieces. i like the technology, the sharing of new technologies and getting rid of the really outdated machines and sharing more of the administration
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equipment. i really appreciate the staff and professional development support for all of our aides and since that, improving -- acknowledging them but also allowing them to have opportunities to improve their professional skills as well. i think that's really great and i'm supportive of the general fund allocation of the lafco position. i think jason freed has been doing a great job and there's much to be done within the lafco work and i think it's money well spent as well, so i'm very supportive of this. >> thank you, supervisor mar. >> thank you. and from my perspective, madam clerk, i will be supportive of continuing these discussions on all these items right now. i think we have a few months to flesh these out but i want to thank you for bringing them forward as usual in your so professional and up front presentation and thank you for doing this day. >> supervisor avalos.
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you very much (clapping.) >> in ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in voter in san francisco before each election you receive a
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voter information pamphlet in the mail it has the information for each local proposition on the ballot how did is context sometimes complex issue get simplified >> i don't know the process and it is done by committee every time there are proposition phenomenon the ballot they have a ballot simplification. >> there are 3 steps the city attorney's office creates a working digest the ballot holds public meetings the final simplified digest is published in a voter guide let's toothd this over a proposition as has been approved the city attorney's office dwrafts a working digest each digest we prepare a hass has a couple of different
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sections the terrors is the way it is now that provides the overview before it goes 0 into effect and the second section the summary of the material of the mare measure and finally at the bottom a yes vote and no vote means and in preparing those we try to let's the voters know if the vote passes. >> city attorney's office delivered to the members it was created in 876 nominated by the organizations rep joufrt and educators two members are appointed by the pair and 3 by the board of supervisors they hold meetings. >> the chair of the committee has an extraordinary ability to
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run a meeting and direct the discussions there's no politics involved at all because we're all people that work with communicates that have a goal the free right to communication without any jaupdz and bias or political involvement tall. >> before the commission meets each member rectifies the digest along what the associated documents. >> we get the protective text and the actual backgrounds we get letters from different departments we get letters from the advocates. >> we prepare for the meeting sometimes four and five days in advance and sometimes someone will say do you understand all this we don't also understand one hundred and 25 packages they
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want us to put it down into 3 hundred words. >> have are the general bond measures and the complicated tax measures it is hard to explain what a general obligation bond is. >> we talk about it in session not before the year. >> the committee can accept the city attorney's office draft or edit it. >> the reason we rewrite the city attorney's office digest is because it is oftentimes in legal words that the voter can understand we're quick to ask questions you know we don't come in with this is the way it is going to be most of us come in as journalist questioning exactly what this is so we can button u pout into the digest exactly with the legislation is. >> the committee that may hear
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in the drafters and consult with the education specialists to make sure it is written as closed to the go eight grade reading level. >> we also say to her ann is this really an eight grade words sometimes she says yes and we have to grab the dictionary and substitute words. >> the proposition language allows all of the you - >> during the committees discussion it is displayed on large monitor or. >> there's no secret. >> they hear all our discussions what each of us is thinking. >> after the committee has discussed the proceedings are open to the public. >> people have a right to voice
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their opinions in democracy politics is serious and the people are dead serious depending upon which side their passion is strong. >> the unification committee as you can see there are a lot of arguments pro and con. >> well, you could take out the voter initiative. >> i want to address some that the gentleman said gru before you. >> i contagious exception to the previous comment. >> thank you after public testimony the committee discuses all the points raised in on open session and sometimes we change our draft and sometimes redo it after the public comments have been discussed and changes made the committee takes a final vote to adopt the idealist. >> i move we adapt.
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>> at least 3 members. >> all in favor, say i. i. >> the public has twenty-four hours to request the committee reconsider the digest by submitting a written request the city meets to decide combloo to adapt the final digest. >> what we really want is for the voter to think for themselves read what we say and read for themselves and look and make up their own minds we're in their corner and police commission politicians fight with us often it sdpeert our obligation and i say that more than once our obligation to the voter we 79 them to look at it and understand it learn brown more before the body committee at our website before every election you find the
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ballot information committee which is available in english chinese spanish and filipino it is mailed to you all registered voters prior to the legislation and found at sf elections.org
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